25 Jan '11, 9am

Andy Lau's art immitates life in "Shaolin"

Andy Lau's art immitates life in "Shaolin"

The veteran actor says the film's most challenging bit was actually to make people see 'Hou Jie' and not 'Andy Lau', and to make his character, whose values and outlook changes 180 degrees over the course of the film, believable. "A lot of people can't help but see 'Andy Lau' instead of the character. It was hard for me to show, through my character's actions, that he has undergone profound change. "To convince people who have not been a monk or undergone tonsure before, to identify with him," said Lau. "I had to do a lot of research for this role." He went on to draw parallels between his character in the movie and himself in real life - his outlook on filmmaking had changed 180 degrees since he worked with Benny Chan on the director's first film "A Moment of Romance" two decades ago. Back then, it was common for top actors like Simon Yam and Lau to take on three or four ...

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